TeacherLists.com New Partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

The National School Supply Lists Directory offers principals simple, school-wide management of school supply lists 

Alexandria, VA (February 24, 2014) – The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the award winning TeacherLists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory, announce today a multi-year partnership to provide NAESP members a free solution to make back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for their school communities. TeacherLists.com is now a National Resource Partner of the NAESP’s National Principals Resource Center and the preferred school supply list partner of the organization. 

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Successful Pilot Program Leads Award-Winning Charter School to Deploy Online Speech Therapy with PresenceLearning

Middle and high school students from Synergy Academies achieve excellent results in well-structured, highly individualized online therapy sessions

SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2014 – To guarantee more consistent and effective speech-language therapy for its middle and high school students, Synergy Academies, an award-winning urban charter school affiliated with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students. Now, after a successful pilot program, approximately 20 students have online access to highly qualified SLPs who perform evaluations, manage student cases and conduct online therapy sessions.

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Leading Education Brands Reading Rainbow and Kindermusik International Partner to Build Early Literacy Skills in Children

Partnership Combines the Power of Music with Digital Reading For Music in Our Schools Month and Read Across America Day

LOS ANGELES, CA & GREENSBORO, NC – February 18, 2014 – Reading Rainbow and Kindermusik International, two of the most trusted brands in childhood education, today announced a partnership that combines Kindermusik International’s research-based musical learning curriculum with Reading Rainbow’s award-winning mobile reading service in a digital library available on tablet devices. New digital content will launch March 2, 2014, in time for Music in our Schools Month (MIOSM), and National Read Across America Day (RAAD).

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Former DeSoto County Exceptional Student Education Director Joins PresenceLearning as Director of Special Education Services

Debra Giacolone brings unique expertise to create and launch new live online services

SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2014 – To help the company better meet the diverse needs of special education administrators, PresenceLearning appointed Debra Giacolone, the former Director of Exceptional Education and Student Services with the School District of DeSoto County, as its first Director of Special Education Services. In her new role, Giacolone will work with current and prospective PresenceLearning customers to create and launch new online services that bring the live expertise of highly sought-after professionals to students with special needs.

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Expert Dr. Barry Prizant Shares Classroom Behavior Management Strategies in PresenceLearning Webinar

March 12, 2014 “Changing Minds” webinar for special education leaders provides insights that supports students and prevents behavior problems

SAN FRANCISCO, February 17, 2014 – Problem behavior in children and teenagers is a common source of stress for educators, parents and families, impacting both academic performance and overall quality of life. To help educators better understand and address the rising number of behavior issues they see in the classroom, PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, has partnered with Dr. Barry Prizant, a leading expert on classroom behavior management strategies, to present “Preventing Problem Behavior in Schools: An Emotional Regulation, Relationship-Based Approach” on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern time/10:00 AM Pacific time. This free webinar is part of the “Changing Minds” webinar series. To register, visit http://pages.presencelearning.com/spedahead-changing-minds-barry-prizant.html.  

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Smart Toys and Games, Inc. Announces Latest Single-Player IQ-Building Games

IQ Steps, Brain Cheeser, City Maze, and Quadrillion engage young and old in puzzle-solving fun

New York – February 16, 2014 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc. (Toy Fair Booth #227), a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, is introducing new games at Toy Fair 2014, including IQ Steps, Brain Cheeser, City Maze, and Quadrillion.

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Smart Toys and Games, Inc. New SmartMax Sets Take Magnetic Construction to the Next Level with Innovative Pieces

Mega Ball Run, Home Sweet Home, Tripod, Factory With Car, and House With Car offer a fun way to build critical thinking skills

New York – February 16, 2014 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc. (Toy Fair Booth #227), a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, is introducing five new SmartMax sets at Toy Fair 2014, including Mega Ball Run, Home Sweet Home, Tripod, Factory With Car, and House With Car. SmartMax sets let children experience the wonders of magnetism and the fascinating world of construction in a safe way, even from a very young age.

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The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) Seeks Learning Resource Publishers’ Feedback

Survey seeks insight into content developers’ awareness of and strategy around metadata

Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2014 – The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has launched a new survey to determine if and how publishers are currently tagging or describing their content with metadata. For organizations that are not yet actively engaged with metadata, the survey will explore the challenges and hurdles they face and what tools or supports they might need to get started. The survey is available online and is open now through Friday, February 21, 2014. Publishers who complete the survey will qualify for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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Learning Resource Metadata Initiative Seeks Input from Education Professionals

Online survey participants will be entered to win one of five $25 Amazon gift cards

Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2014 – The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has launched a new survey to discover if and how states and districts are currently using education metadata. If they aren’t, the LRMI seeks to understand their level of interest in a metadata schema that could help them discover learning resources to optimize personalized learning. The survey is available online and is open now through Friday, February 21, 2014. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

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Smart Toys and Games, Inc. Partners with Hooked on Science

SmartMax Donation Helps Students Learn STEM Concepts

SAN FRANCISCO – February 6, 2014 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system has partnered with Hooked on Science, donating building sets that students can playfully explore the wonders of magnetism as part of learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts.

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